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The UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department has a major commitment to conduct research in medical, veterinary and urban entomology and to provide research-based educational opportunities for future specialists in these fields. Medical, veterinary and urban pests are especially severe in Florida’s subtropical and tropical conditions, so there is a special need to develop significant efforts in research to support our academic and Extension programs.

A large contingent of medical entomology faculty works at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, and many others work in association with the USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory in Gainesville. Outstanding research opportunities exist at the main campus in Gainesville and at several UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers throughout the state.


The faculty members listed below have a strong research focus in this area. Click on the names below to learn more about their research programs.


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